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Mark Podolsky AKA The Land Geek - Issue #334


The Land Geek Weekly Digest

July 30 · Issue #334 · View online

A weekly newsletter to help you become a better land investor so you can create passive income without renters, rehabs renovations or rodents. Learn more at

We are going to a new newsletter format T-L-G. Thoughts. Land. Gratitude.
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Thanks for your time and attention and feedback to help me improve!

T- Thoughts
Since I’m taking the month of July off I thought I’d give everyone a sneak preview of the upcoming book Dirt Rich 2 The Next Plot - How to scale your land business over the next 4 issues. Here is the end of Chapter 2 after we left off discussing being rich vs being wealthy:
The Time and Money Freedom Formula
It doesn’t take too long for people in the land business to see the value of systems, automation, and delegation. We create systems for finding deals, mailing offers, and more. We build highly profitable, efficient operations using systems, automation, and a small team.
But the systems, automation, and delegation we use to grow a land business won’t help us make our businesses run without us. They will help us become highly paid freelancers, not business owners.
We need different systems to escape the freelancer trap and build passive income machines. We need systems that don’t require our involvement, and those are very different systems than the ones that require our involvement.
Those types of systems can help you retire in the next two to four years, not two to four decades. Those are the systems that will make you the Blue Man Group of the land business.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve already become the Penn and Teller of the land business. If you are ready to escape the freelance trap and solo economic dependency, you can. All it takes is a willingness to implement the systems you’ll learn in the following chapters.
These systems have been used by hundreds of land freelancers to build land businesses that give them true time and money freedom. They have helped everyone from students, firefighters, lawyers, dentists, doctors, teachers, and stay-at-home parents escape solo economic dependency and enjoy a life of true freedom. And they can help you, too, no matter how much money you make or how deep into your career you are.
Take Roberto Chavez, for example. Roberto came to our coaching program as a successful attorney tired of trading dollars for hours as a lawyer. He was tired of the pressure to bill hours and being dependent on his stressful job to pay his bills. But because his day job was so demanding, Roberto couldn’t spend a lot of time as a land freelancer. He needed to put systems, automation, and delegation in place as soon as possible. So as soon as he got comfortable buying, marketing, and selling land, he started implementing the strategies you will learn in this book.
Within one year, he was generating over $10,000 a month in passive income. He was no longer dependent on his day job to pay his bills. After putting in place the systems, automation, and delegation strategies you will learn in this book, Roberto had options for the first time in a long time. He no longer had to work five days a week as a lawyer, so he cut back to three days a week. He now spends one full day doing whatever he wants. On the other day, he helps out his elderly dad on his ranch, bonding and deepening that father-son relationship.
A year after that, Roberto is generating more than $20,000 a month in passive income, only two years into his land business. He’s now getting ready to quit his full-time job completely to start a family. That was Roberto’s dream. In one short year, he already cut down by two days a week. One year after that, and he’s completely free.
It doesn’t matter what your dream life is, you need to first escape the freelancer trap and solo economic dependency. In the next chapter, I’ll share exactly how the systems you’ll learn in this book will be your ticket to freedom.
I’ll be back in real time next issue!
If you have thoughts or more insights you’d like to share with me don’t be shy! Email me at [email protected]
L- Land
This Week on The Art of Passive Income...
On this week’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott welcome wealth manager and speaker Ryan Sterling to the show.
Episode Notes
Ryan Sterling is a successful wealth manager and the founder of Future You Wealth. He is a sought-after holistic wealth coach, speaker, and published author of “You’re Making Other People Rich”. Ryan has a BA in economics from Carleton College, an MBA with a specialization in investment management from Vanderbilt University, and is a CFA Charterholder. 
Prior to starting Future You Wealth, Ryan has over 15 years of experience helping individuals and families achieve their financial goals in addition to teaching financial literacy courses in underserved communities. Over the past few years, he has been featured in Business Insider, CNN Money, and HuffPost, discussing his knowledge of building wealth.
As a financial advisor, Ryan challenges and inspires people to get real about their life, guiding them to make the necessary changes and creating their own definition of wealth. His mission is to use his own life reinvention to fuel simple yet effective lessons to help anyone live a life of true abundance and wellness.
Listen in as they discuss:
  • Ryan’s journey to becoming a successful wealth coach.
  • The process of bringing peace to yourself.
  • Breaking out of the cycle of consumption.
  • The friction point of acquiring depreciating assets versus appreciating assets.
  • What happens when we over-consume depreciating assets.
  • Turning scarcity into abundance through gratitude.
Lastly, Ryan gives our listeners advice on how to live an intentional life. Tune in!
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In This Week's Round Table...
In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income — Best of Round Table compilation theme, we are focusing on the importance of building a team to scale your land business.
Episode Notes
As business owners, we are only as successful as our team. With that being said, we are compiling two of our best episodes that focus on the importance of building a successful team for our land investing business.
Joining Mark are:
  • Scott Bossman
  • Erik Peterson
  • Mimi Schmidt
  • Tate Litchfield
  • Scott Todd
  • Teria Harris
  • Mike Zaino
Listen in as they discuss:
  • The right approach to training your VAs.
  • The effectiveness of training documents for VAs.
  • Where to go to outsource virtual assistants.
  • How are VAs paid to post on Facebook, Craigslist, and other marketing platforms?
And more!
G -Gratitude
Thanks to Crystal Eylar for sharing her Flight School experience with us.
Geeky Links!
107: 7 Ideas To Help You Fund Land Deals Like A Pro - Interview w/ Reid Kurtenbach | REtipster
8 Powerful Negotiation Tactics
Self-Improvement: How to Continually Improve Any Area of Your Life (Backed by Science)
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